Most understand the importance of finding the right skincare regimen for their face, but many stop there…literally! So, I have to ask: Are you ignoring your neck, or how about your décolleté. Neglecting your neck could mean you look like a totally different person below your chin. We’ve all seen it, right? Do you really need a specific product for your neck? Is a neck cream really necessary? It’s never too late, here are my top tips for taking care of your neck and décolleté.
1. Treat Your Neck & Décolleté Different Than Your Face
The skin on your neck and décolleté is naturally different from the skin on your face. The skin on your neck is thinner and even more delicate than the skin on your face and is most comparable to the delicate eye area. It has less fatty tissue and collagen along with fewer oil glands which can make this area more prone to slack, sagging skin, crepey texture and chronic dryness. It’s one of the first areas of the body to start showing signs of aging. Using a face cream on this delicate skin can nourish and moisturize, but it won’t give the skin on your neck what it needs to be to be its best.
2. Choose The Right Products
My Pick: Lumière de Vie® Lift Up
Get back to your most youthful-looking neck and décolleté with Lumière de Vie® Lift Up. The décolletage is a delicate area that is highly susceptible to the effects of aging, which occurs over time due to external factors like environmental stress, gravity and even your sleeping habits. This advanced formula is packed with potent ingredients to help deeply moisturize, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and redness, and helps to brighten the skin. Formulated with innovative technology to help improve skin elasticity and firmness for a tighter and lifted looking jawline. It’s never too early to start thinking ahead; a neck and décolleté crème is an absolute must-have in any good skincare regimen.
- Formulated with deeply moisturizing ingredients for your most hydrated-feeling décolletage
- Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness for a tighter, more lifted-looking jawline
- Brightens the skin for a more luminous complexion
- Helps tighten the delicate decolletage skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles
- Soothes the delicate skin of the neck area while reducing the appearance of redness
- Gently exfoliates revealing softer, smoother skin
- Fast absorbing formula glides on for a smooth, non-sticky finish
Jojoba Esters: Jojoba esters is an ingredient derived from jojoba oil, a naturally occurring liquid wax ester. Jojoba esters helps soothe and moisturize the skin.
Acmella Oleracea Extract: Acmella oleracea extract is a natural active ingredient derived from paracress, a flowering herb traditionally used as a spicy condiment. It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking appearance.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has numerous benefits for the skin. Niacinamide helps soothe the skin and keep it hydrated. Niacinamide also helps reduce the appearance of oily skin and helps the skin maintain a brighter, more even complexion.
Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract: Microcitrus australasica, or caviar lime, is a small tree found in some subtropical rainforests. This extract has been shown to help exfoliate the skin for a smoother, softer, more radiant complexion.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2: Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 is a 3 amino acid peptide that helps reduce some of the visible signs of aging. This unique peptide can help improve the skin’s elasticity and help the skin look firmer and tighter.
Allantoin: Allantoin is a compound found readily in nature but is best known as a component of the comfrey plant. Allantoin helps to soften and soothe the skin, leaving it feeling softer and smoother.
Glycerin: Glycerin is a skin-conditioning humectant ingredient that helps keep the skin hydrated, helping it to retain a soft and smooth appearance.
Squalane: Squalane is a natural component of human sebum, a mixture of lipids produced by the skin. It is derived from squalene, which is also a natural component of human sebum. Squalane functions as an emollient skin-conditioning agent to lubricate the skin’s surface and help it maintain a smooth and soft appearance.
3. Apply The Right Way
Massage into freshly cleansed skin using gentle, upward strokes, starting at the décolleté and working up the neck. For best results, use twice daily.
4. Start Taking Care of Your Neck & Décolleté Early
While treating the signs of aging is important, prevention is key. We always recommend starting a regular skincare routine early to slow down the aging process and achieve your healthiest-looking complexion. Anti-aging treatments/crèmes can be used as early as your 20s to delay the signs of aging.
Is your neck and décolleté looking a little on the dull side? A buildup of dead skin cells on your skin’s surface could be to blame. Eliminating dead skin cells regularly will improve tone and texture and encourage the production of new, plump, skin cells that will look and feel smoother. While some people can handle daily exfoliation, others may only be able to slough their skin once or twice a week—so pay attention to how your skin responds in order to figure out what works for you.
My Pick: Fixx Microdermabrasion
Polish away dead skin and unclog pores to reveal radiant, smooth skin with Fixx Microdermabrasion, featuring Coralline, a powerful marine-derived complex. Fixx Microdermabrasion promotes cell turnover and oxygenation and soothes the skin for a more youthful appearance. Get bright and beautiful skin with Fixx Microdermabrasion Complex.
Fixx Microdermabrasion Complex gently exfoliates the skin without causing the skin irritation that is common to other methods of exfoliation. Soothing natural extracts like aloe vera and chamomile moisturize skin, while buffing away dead skin and clogged pores. Fixx Microdermabrasion Complex uses potent marine-derived Coralline extract and Kelp to keep skin nourished and protected.
I’m sure that by now you know that wearing sunscreen daily (not just when you’re at the beach) is recommended. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Snow, sand, and water increase the need for sunscreen because they reflect the sun’s rays. It really shouldn’t be surprising that SPF is one of the best preventative tools when it comes to your neck and décolleté. Sunscreen on the neck and décolleté especially, is a must for everyone, not only to prevent wrinkles but also to prevent brown spots and, most importantly, skin cancer. The chest area sees a lot of sun exposure over the years and is often forgotten about when it comes to sunscreen, resulting in crepey skin with discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to apply daily, and remember to re-apply every two hours when in the sun.
7. Pay Attention To How You Sleep
Avoid anything that pushes the skin centrally, such as, crossing your arms tightly, or sleeping positions such as sleeping on your stomach or side, and even tight push-up bras. Anyone who has tried switching to back-sleeping will tell you it’s easier said than done. No fear, there are products out there to create separation between your breasts and fight the deep creasing process our chests can go through at night. You can try applying Silicone Chest Anti-Wrinkle Patches before bedtime.